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Hour of Code gets kids excited about computer science

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The Elgin ISD Digital Learning Team held its second annual Hour of Code Community Night at Elgin Middle S School on December 9 to kick off Computer Science Week, which was December 9 through 13. Patrick Reid, coordinator of digital learning for EISD, welcomed everyone and gave opening remarks. He explained that Apple recognized there were over half a million unfilled coding jobs because students either weren’t pursuing careers in coding or because it simply wasn’t available to them. So, Apple started a program to educate instructors how to teach coding and provided the digital supplies they would need to do ...

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